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2017 Halloween Build-Off!

It's that time of year!  We're looking for the wildest Halloween-inspired homemade instruments.  Coffin basses, creepy guitars, musical c…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

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Reply by harry thompson

HALLOWEEN CIGAR BOX GUITAR: "Mother Leeds" video by Shane Speal

Happy Halloween!  Here's my song,  "Mother Leeds" mashed together with scenes from the classic European horror movie, Haxen.  The song is…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 on Monday

Easy DIY Cigar Box Guitar Stand by Eric Denton

Builder & musician, Eric Denton has invented a simple cigar box guitar stand using another cigar box and a dowel rod (or old drum sti…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 on Friday
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BUILDING TIP: Scrap wood "Feeler Gauge" measures perfect action on floating bridges - by G. S. Monroe

editor's note:  G. S. Monroe is a Florida based folk art instrument maker.  Shane Speal calls his instruments "visionary and a true throwb…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

14 Oct 7
Reply by Paul Craig

New Shane Speal album out now & it's unplugged & jugged up! We've got the first track + video lesson.

One of four different album covers for Shane Speal & the Snakes "Stay Primal" The King of the Cigar Box Guitar has just released his f…

Started by Nation News

4 Oct 3
Reply by d.b.allen

Ben Prestage's insane version of Son House's "Preachin' Blues"

Florida one man powerhouse, Ben Prestage has a completely unique style, infusing chicken picking with hyperspeed slide guitar. In this vide…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

11 Sep 29
Reply by Garry Fuller Sr.

New video by APRIL MAE & THE JUNEBUGS! Recorded at legendary Sun Studios

April Mae releases brand new music video, ‘I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine’ filmed on location at SUN Studios, Memphis, TN during the r…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Sep 27
Reply by Paul Craig

VIDEO: How to Build a African Gas Can Guitar

This has to be one of the coolest videos on the internet!  Hailing from the Kingdom of Lesotho in Africa, Sotho Sounds is a group of funky…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

18 Sep 26
Reply by Dave Lynas

Super Chikan shows off 6-string homemade guitar, rocks "Sippi Seekan Saw"

James "Super Chikan" Johnson shows off his homemade, fretless guitar. Although the instrument sports six strings, he still refers to it as…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Sep 18
Reply by Paul Craig

VIDEO: The World's Most Irritating Instrument

Meet the Savart's Wheel, a tuned rasp instrument performed by legendary instrument inventor, Bart Hopkin.  There are thirty discs placed o…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

17 Sep 17
Reply by Paul Craig

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